Facility Rentals

Give your event an artful twist and top it off with the historic flair of our beautiful buildings and gardens for a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests.  

While UTSA-Southwest (formerly the Southwest School of Art) is well known throughout the area for hosting beautiful, fairytale weddings in our chapel and gardens, we can also provide the ideal space for business luncheons, corporate retreats, cocktail parties.  Our meeting and event spaces can accommodate groups of 12 to 500 guests and offer the perfect setting for those special occasions that deserve a uniquely beautiful location, for such events as:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate events and retreats
  • Family reunions – or other festive celebrations!

UTSA-Southwest serves as a tranquil oasis within the vibrant heart of downtown San Antonio, and for many years has provided an unforgettable setting for many beautiful gatherings.  Located on the banks of the romantic San Antonio River, our historic buildings and lush grounds are an important part of the city’s rich history, its architectural past, and its creative soul. 

We offer a variety of options suited to many types of events, ranging from fairytale weddings and receptions, to corporate events and high-energy cocktail parties.  Rental options are available on both our historic site and our Santikos campus, which enables us to meet the needs of those entertaining parties ranging from 12 to 500 guests.

Private Tours

We prefer to schedule visits by appointment to ensure you receive the personal attention you deserve. To set up an appointment for a private tour of any of our event spaces or to check available dates, please contact UTSA Southwest Events Manager at marta.solis@utsa.edu.

The Coates Chapel and Courtyard

The Coates Chapel is our premier rental venue and it is consistently voted by local publications and wedding sites as one of the best places to get married in South Texas. Although deconsecrated, the Coates Chapel retains a reverent, graceful ambiance and rental of the space also includes our lush gardens and courtyards. NOTE:  There is always a high demand for Saturday dates, so we encourage you to book early! 

Photography Sessions

UTSA-Southwest  is proud to offer indoor and outdoor spaces on their beautiful historic grounds for photos. Photography sessions can be reserved in two-hour blocks . Reservations can be made within 30 days of the session and include the use of a dressing room. Reservations for on-site photography must be submitted no less than two (2) business days in advance. Please contact rentals at marta.solis@utsa.edu for more details. 

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